The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by his daughter:
A collage artist and accomplished jazz musician, Ryder taught at the Rhode Island School of Design for almost thirty years. His work can still be viewed at the school.
He participated in many exhibitions including at the World Trade Center, New York, as part of the 1984 Olympic Games. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute and was part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition called "Jazz".